We cultivate regenerative culture by providing education, resources, and a platform for community to flourish.
We also created a website for neighborhood fair exchange by bartering skills and resources, called the the RResource, currently in a beta version.
Our Commitments to Regeneration: Our space is 100% renewably powered because we purchase regional wind energy credits from Clean Choice for our electricity, and we do not use natural gas. We only use ecologically and socially responsible products from toilet paper to cleaning supplies to commercial dishwashing soap. We purchased reused items for furniture when possible. We have cutlery and plates and a water filter system, so there is no need for single use products or bottled waters. We work with Vokashi for composting all fruits, vegetables, papers, meats, and dairy products too.
We believe that ecological wellness stems from personal wellness, and community wellness stems from inclusivity and diversity.
MEET THE TEAM
Ashley is a creative researcher focused on solutions to systemic problems. She started Regency to support people and businesses who are going above and beyond to give back to others and the planet.
She is also Sr. Collaborator with CCSI where she trains international government officials and industry leaders on the abuses of digital technologies, and provides guidance on regulation and compliance measures that uphold international peace and security. Previously she was one of the first entrepreneurs in the blockchain technology space, where she outlined the benefits and the threats presented by the technology, and advocates for its responsible design and implementation.
She is also an astrologer, yoga therapist, and student of indigenous healing practices. She received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.
Luquana is a Red Hook native who has a passion for baking, hospitality, and unique events. She started A Cake Baked in Brooklyn in 2016, which has grown to become an award-winning boutique dessert caterer and baker. As first-generation entrepreneur, she brings new life to time-tested Southern family-recipes with unique decor and all-natural ingredients. She specializes in seasonal treats that bring excitement and novelty to hospitality. She also works at Williams-Sonoma as a Chef where she teaches classes and cooks for store demos.
Previously she was a former member of NYPD as a Police Communication Technician and she has worked at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) as a Chief Assistant. She attended Culinary School at Hostos Community College in the Bronx. Her background is in social work, graduating from the College of New Rochelle with a BA in Sociology and Graduate School at Touro College for Early Childhood Education.
Partnerships and Above & Beyond Manager
Christine Alfred is an intuitive empath who establishes connections with the body’s innate wisdom to facilitate a natural state of growth and healing, and to better provide light-energy and sound where it is most needed. She is a Reiki Master of traditional Usui Reiki, a 13th Octave LaHoChi energy practitioner, therapeutic sound facilitator, and committed student of herbalism and plant medicine.
Christine attributes her connection to the earth, and her dedication to personal and universal development to the teachings received from her grandmother, and the culture of Haiti, where she was born. She completed both her Reiki and Green Medicine training at the New York Open Center School for Holistic and Professional Learning, and received her 13th Octave LaHoChi certification with Eilis Philpot.She formerly served as Director of Events at The Alchemist’s Kitchen where she curated transformational and educational community-driven events. Christine is Cofounder of Awarehouse, a project that creates carefully curated events that promote transpersonal growth and healing. Awarehouse draws on all systems of knowledge, from the ancient and occult to the futuristic and accessible, while focusing on the power of sound, energy, plants, art, and community.
Reuben brings a backbone to the REGENCY crew with his expertise in holding down and unifying the various aspects involved with booking our space. He was brought up in London, UK. His educational training is in the performative arts, and he has a built a diverse network of artistic collaborators. He has lived in Brooklyn for 10 years and enjoys live music, traveling and exploring the city.
Designer / Bookings Manager
Tymer is a multi-talented designer and maker. It all started with LEGOs — as the son of an art professor and a construction contractor, he has always loved to create. Throughout his childhood he was often building things from tree forts to trebuchets. For college he attended Montana State School of Architecture and graduated in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture.
For seven years he was the first employee and Principal Designer of an industrial design start-up company making tea and coffee equipment. Now he is working on his own creative ventures, such as designing Regency Community and Event Space and Jupiter House, a medical facility for Solve Clinics, and a custom camper van. He has designed buildings, products, logos, websites, coffee shops, catalogs, trade show booths, videos, marketing campaigns, furniture, and events. He loves design, making new things, and solving new problems.
Marketing Consultant, SEO, Copy-Writer and Content Strategist.
Eli works as an osteopath Nelson in BC, Canada and has a passion for bringing health not just to the physical body, but also to the our culture and environment holding the belief that they are inextricably connected. To this end he ongoingly develops his writing digital communication skills to be able to be able to help spread regenerative, life-affirming culture. Eli is excited to by involved with Regency because of the alignment he feels with their values and mission.
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